|Ares Quarterly Progress Report #7 - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center|
This Ares Quarterly Progress Report, originally released to the public January 31, 2008, includes progress updates on: - Ares wind tunnel testing. - First stage parachute systems. - Solid rocket motor tests. - Ares I-X ascent thrust vector controls. - Development of the first stage nozzle. - Insulation for the first stage motor. - Fabrication of upper stage tank domes. - Construction progress on Stennis Space Center's new A-3 Test Stand...
Keywords: What -- Ares Launch Vehicles; Where -- Stennis Space Center (SSC)
|Successful First J-2X Combustion Stability Test|
NASA conducted a key stability test firing of the J-2X rocket engine Dec. 1, marking another step forward in development of the upper-stage engine that will carry humans farther into space than ever before. (NASA/SSC)
Keywords: Marshall Space Flight Center; J-2X rocket engine; space exploration; Stennis Space Center
|Time-lapse Video of J-2X Engine Assembly|
Time-lapse video of J-2X engine assembly at the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne assembly area at Stennis Space Center, Miss.
Keywords: J-2X; rocket engine; marshall space flight center; stennis space center; pratt whitney rocketdyne
|J-2X Engine Test, May 16, 2012|
The shake, rattle and roar lasted just seven seconds, but the short J-2X test conducted May 16 at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center moved the space agency closer to a return to deep space. NASA operators tested the next-generation J-2X engine on the A-2 Test Stand at Stennis to collect early data on performance of the engine and test stand with the new nozzle extension and clamshell configuration...
Keywords: J-2X rocket engine; Marshall Space Flight Center; Stennis Space Center; space exploration
|J-2X Powerpack Test Lights Up the Night|
In a brief but dazzling display, a 1.86-second burst of flame emerges from the A-1 test stand at Stennis Space Center as NASA kicks off the first in a series of J-2X powerpack tests the evening of Feb. 15. (NASA/SSC)
Keywords: Marshall Space Flight Center; J-2X rocket engine; Powerpack; Stennis Space Center; space exploration; long-duration missions
|J-2X Engine Ready For Second Test Series|
Time-lapse video of the installation of J-2X engine 10001 in the A-2 test-stand at Stennis, complete with clamshell assembly and nozzle extension. With these enhancements test engineers will measure the flight-configured engine performance at flight-like conditions. This video covers three months of activity to prepare for hot-fire testing
Keywords: Marshall Space Flight Center; J2-X rocket engine; Stennis Space Center; hot fire testing; space exploration
|J-2X Engine Continues to Set Standards|
Testing of the next-generation J-2X rocket engine continues to set standards. Last fall, the engine attained 100 percent power in just its fourth test and became the fastest U.S. rocket engine to achieve a full-flight duration test, hitting that 500-second mark in its eighth test. On, May 25, NASA recorded another first during a 40-second test of the engine on the A-2 Test Stand at John C. Stennis Space Center...
Keywords: J-2X rocket engine; Marshall Space Flight Center; Stennis Space Center; space exploration; beyond earth orbit
|Throttle Up! J-2X Powerpack Test Sets Record|
During a record-breaking June 8 test, engineers throttled the J-2X powerpack up and down several times to explore numerous operating points required for the fuel and oxidizer turbopumps. The results of this test will be useful for determining performance and hardware life for the J-2X engine turbopumps. The J-2X engine will power the upper stage of the evolved NASA¹s Space Launch System, an advanced heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration be...
Keywords: Where -- Mississippi; Marshall Space Flight Center; J2-x rocket engine; Space Launch System; Stennis Space Center; beyond earth orbit; space exploration
|J-2X Engine Test Goes Full Duration|
NASA conducted a 260-second J-2X engine test at the Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi on June 13 marking another step in developing the Space Launch System, the next-generation rocket that will carry humans deeper into space than ever before. (NASA/SSC)
Keywords: Where -- Mississippi; Marshall Space Flight Center; J2-X rocket engine; Space Launch System; beyond earth orbit; Stennis Space Center; space exploration